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More than 4,000 plastic bottles removed from River Thames in one afternoon

More than 4,000 plastic bottles removed from River Thames in one afternoon

  More than 4,000 plastic bottles were removed from the River Thames last Saturday as part of Thames21’s annual Big Bottle Count.  Approximately 200 Londoners signed up to take part in this year’s Big Bottle Count across 19 Thames sites,  coordinated by … Read more…

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Volunteer for new Outfall Safaris on the Ravensbourne & Ingrebourne

Volunteer for new Outfall Safaris on the Ravensbourne & Ingrebourne

Would you like to help identify where misconnected drains are polluting rivers? Thames21, under the guidance of the Zoological Society of London, is offering the public the chance to get involved in new “Outfall Safari” citizen science work on the Ravensbourne catchment and on … Read more…

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Residents delighted with Stanmore Marsh restoration

Residents delighted with Stanmore Marsh restoration

School children, residents and local dignitaries all came together to officially open Stanmore Marsh on Wednesday June 28. Approximately 120 people thronged the Marsh Lane at a venue once known as Toad Pond, to take part in river dipping, a … Read more…

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Leonie Cooper opens London Rivers Week at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham

Leonie Cooper opens London Rivers Week at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham

Nordic walking, river dipping and wading in the Ravensbourne were among the attractions at the launch of London Rivers Week on Sunday at Ladywell Fields, Lewisham. Opening the event, Leonie Cooper, who chairs the London Assembly’s Environment Committee, described how … Read more…

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Obituary: Thames21 marks the death of Chris Stafford, a long-term volunteer and friend

Obituary: Thames21 marks the death of Chris Stafford, a long-term volunteer and friend

Chris Stafford 1957-2017 With the three-week 3 Rivers Clean Up beginning this weekend across the Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy, catchment partnership officer Lawrence Beale-Collins mourns a well known volunteer across the area, who died at the start of May.  It is with great sadness, … Read more…

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Give your views on a new wetland for Broomfield Park

Give your views on a new wetland for Broomfield Park

  Thames21 and the London Borough of Enfield are investigating the creation of a new wetland in Broomfield Park. The project is at a very early stage, but we are very keen to gain the views of local residents and groups … Read more…

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Book your half-term session at the Welsh Harp Centre with Thames21

Book your half-term session at the Welsh Harp Centre with Thames21

Book your children in now for a great day out during the summer half-term! We have sessions at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, in Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8RY for groups. The sessions, on May 30 and 31, are suitable … Read more…

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Thames21 leads IntCatch trip to ‘inspirational’ restoration in Norfolk

Thames21 leads IntCatch trip to ‘inspirational’ restoration in Norfolk

Blue winged olive mayfly will soon be back on a stretch of Norfolk river, members of a European-wide water quality monitoring project discovered on a recent trip to the region. Members of IntCatch, including Thames21, visited the work being carried out by Bury … Read more…

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4,500 wet wipes found in one patch of Thames foreshore

4,500 wet wipes found in one patch of Thames foreshore

Shock findings reveal that the Thames has the highest concentration of wet wipes ever recorded in Britain – with 277 found in just one square metre. Over 4,500 wet wipes were found on one 154m sq patch of foreshore at our latest Thames River … Read more…

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Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp Centre open evening

Teachers and Educators – join us round the campfire at our Welsh Harp Centre open evening

Teachers and Educators – join us by the campfire! Thames21 is hosting an open afternoon at the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre in Brent, for teachers and educators. This get together is being held to celebrate our first anniversary of managing … Read more…

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